School Year Writing Plan: Narrative Prompts and Planning Organizers Grades 2-5

Grade Levels
3rd - 5th
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66 pages
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This set of Elementary Personal Narrative Prompts and Planning Organizers greatly assist students who need guided writing practice for personal narratives. The prompts are contextually aligned to a standardized test format. In addition, each prompt is scaffolded and includes a picture stimulus, a Think statement, a Write statement, and a Be Sure To statement. The Prompts and Samples for Guided Writing Planning Guides are intended for use throughout the school year. With these tools teachers can plan for guided writing as shared, interactive or independent writing lessons. Prompts are based on the following topics:
1. First day of school
2. Special time or adventure
3. Helpful
4. Changed plans
5. Disappointment
6. Consequences
7. Struggle
8. Special friend
9. Achieved a personal goal
10. Special memory
11. Vivid childhood memory
12. Negative experience/valuable consequence
13. Met a goal
14. Class project
15. Competition
16. Problem with a pet
17. Taught a skill
18. Help and encouragement
19. Special place
20. Favorite activity
This product includes:
20 Personal Narrative Prompts
20 Sample for Guided Writing Planning Guides - one for each prompt
The Fisher Reyna Personal Narrative Planning Guide Outline
A blank Planning Organizer
A Revision Checklist for personal narratives
A link to suggested reading or mentor text
Teaching points for guided writing

Total Pages
66 pages
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